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SKS365: BEPI PEZZULLI NAMED NEW GENERAL LEGAL COUNSEL

Zoltan Tundik

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After a long international experience in finance, tech, and media, Pezzulli will coordinate the activities of the Italian legal team activity to support the company’s management

SKS365, one among the leading operators in the Italian betting market, announced the appointment of Bepi Pezzulli as new General Counsel.

Lawyer, Solicitor in London and Attorney at Law in New York, he brings with him a long international experience both in Europe and the United States in areas such as finance, tech and media. Pezzulli will manage the activities of SKS365 legal department as strategic advisor reporting to the management team and board. “SKS365 is a cutting-edge company. Here the legal function has the mission to contribute to operating efficiency. As General Legal Counsel I will have the opportunity to demonstrate that legal, compliance and business ethics produce value for shareholders” commented Pezzulli.

An exciting year awaits all of us here at SKS365 and it is with great pleasure that I welcome, on behalf of the entire company, Bepi Pezzulli – commented Francesco Gaziano, SKS365 Chief Marketing OfficerHe brings a wealth of experience, both from a legal and a commercial point of view, which will prove invaluable for the new company course.

The arrival of Pezzulli is one of the many hits scored by the new SKS365. With the recent launch of the new brand identity, it confirms itself at the center of a path of evolution that invests all areas of society, and which contribute to place it among the most dependable operators in the Italian market.

SKS365 is one of the main players in the international betting and gaming industry. The Company is also present in the Italian online and retail market through SKS365 Malta Limited (holder of concession license n° GAD15242 and physical retail network concession n° 72002 and 4584).

Through the brand planetwin365 the Company offers elevated security standards and a diversified gaming experience to its customers both online, with planetwin365.it, and offline through a retail network that holds more than 800 planetwin365 shops throughout the Italian territory.

“Il nostro gioco è di un altro pianeta” is the claim that aims at underlining the positioning of the Company as the operator with the widest range of bets available on the Italian market, the one with the richest and updated betting schedule and innovative tools such as the “market movers”, which monitor the trend of shares. The brand, planetwin365, is close to all the customers especially those with the passion for football and overall sports in general. Customers can choose from more than 100 types of bets, around 330 live events each day and over 5000 pre-games every week. The offer is also available via mobile app for iOS and Android.

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Melco’s Cyprus Casinos to Resume Operations in July

Niji Narayan

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Melco Resorts’ Cyprus casinos will remain closed until at least mid-July, though some businesses on the Mediterranean island have been allowed to reopen.

The move is part of Cyprus president Nicos Anastasiades’ plans for a phased reopening of the island, which first allows construction projects to resume as well as retail stores not located inside shopping malls.

Hotels, shopping malls and airports are scheduled to reopen on June 9. However, casinos will not be allowed to reopen until July 14.

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OPAP strengthens its position in online sports-betting in Greece through the acquisition of Stoiximan Group’s Greek and Cypriot business

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OPAP S.A., (“OPAP”), SAZKA Group’s Greek and Cypriot subsidiary, has today announced (i) the receipt of regulatory approvals for its previously announced acquisition of 51% of Stoiximan Group’s Greek and Cypriot business (“SMGC”) and (ii) the acquisition (subject to regulatory approvals) of a further stake in SMGC as a result of which OPAP will have a total shareholding of 85% in and sole control of SMGC.

OPAP’s announcement and presentation can be found here.

Robert Chvatal, SAZKA Group CEO, commented: “Today’s announcement marks an important step forward for SAZKA Group and for OPAP, as OPAP gains a leading market position in yet another gaming vertical. OPAP, with SAZKA Group’s support, has achieved a milestone that will significantly strengthen its position in the online sports-betting market. In recent weeks, we have been working in anything but a standard business environment. And yet under these extraordinary circumstances our joint teams brought this transaction to fruition. Here my thanks must go specifically to the management team led by Mr. George Daskalakis”.

In 2019, Stoiximan Group (under the parent company TCB) generated revenues (GGR) of €245 million and EBITDA of €38 million. SMGC generated revenues (GGR) of €197 million, corresponding to 80% of Stoiximan Group’s total revenues, and EBITDA of 44 million.

 

OPAP:

OPAP is the leading gaming company in Greece. The company, founded in 1958 as the country’s national lottery operator and listed on the Athens Exchange in 2001, is the exclusive licensed operator of numerical lotteries (7 games), sports betting (4 games), Video Lottery Terminals (VLTs) and horse racing in Greece. It also operates exclusively, as a controlling shareholder (83.5%) through a joint venture, the passive lotteries and instant (scratch) games in Greece. OPAP is one of the largest charitable donors in Greece, operating under World Lottery Association (WLA) and responsible gaming standards.

About SAZKA Group:

SAZKA Group is one of the largest pan-European lottery operators. Its businesses run lotteries in all the major continental European countries where lotteries are privately operated, including the Czech Republic, Greece, Austria, Italy, and Cyprus. Its businesses focus on the lottery segment, including numerical lotteries (draw-based games) and instant lotteries (scratch cards), while also providing complementary products in sports-betting and digital-only games. They sell their products both through extensive retail networks and digital platforms. All its lottery operators are members of the World Lottery Association and the European Lottery Association and operate in accordance with their codes of practice.

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Melco Suspends Operations of its Cyprus Casinos

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Cyprus Casinos, the subsidiary of Melco Resorts & Entertainment, has temporarily closed its five casinos in Cyprus for four weeks following a ruling by the Council of Ministers to suspend operations of certain private businesses.

The closure relates to Melco’s C2 Ayia Napa, C2 Nicosia, C2 Larnaca, C2 Paphos and C2 Limassol.

“In these challenging times that call for extreme measures, we rally behind the Government of Cyprus and the actions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19. We fully support the decision to temporarily suspend the operation of entertainment facilities across the country in the best interest of all. We are also standing alongside our local partners and the entire tourism industry who have prioritized the safety of their personnel and guests with the utmost responsibility to safeguard their health,” Andy Choy, Melco COO International, said.

Melco said it will continue to implement stringent cleaning and disinfection protocols over the coming weeks.

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